43rd Toronto International Film Festival®
September 6-16, 2018

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Margreth Olin
A young mother (played brilliantly by Maria Bonnevie) struggles with a history of drug abuse in this exquisitely rendered and deeply compassiona… 
CastMaria Bonnevie, Gunilla Röör, Antti Reini, B…
LanguageFinnish, Swedish   CountryFinland
DISC$18

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Mika Kaurismäki
Family therapist Juhani and business trainer Taula decide to divorce in a civilized manner. Despite these good intentions, things turn ugly and … 
CastHannu-Pekka Björkman, Elina Knihtilä, Antti …
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
CWC$18

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Christian Carion
In 1981 Moscow, a KGB colonel, disgusted with what Soviet policy has become, decides to break with the system. With the help of a French enginee… 
CastGuillaume Canet, Anna Maria Lara, Willem Daf…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier's controversial movie was the talk of Cannes this year with its groundbreaking, deeply disturbing and graphic nightmare vision ab… 
CastCharlotte Gainsbourg, Willem Dafoe
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance
MAST$18

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Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier rarely travels to film festivals, and will not be coming to Toronto, but he has agreed to participate in a 90-minute video news c… 
CastLars von Trier
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance
MAST$18

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Mehran Tamadon
For three years, Mehran Tamadon immersed himself into the very heart of the most extremist supporters of the Islamic republic of Iran (the Bassi… 
CastMehran Tamadon
LanguageUnknown   CountryFrance
RTR$18

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Niv Klainer
A Tel Aviv father tries to keep his schizophrenic son out of an institution, but when he takes in a Thai migrant worker, she disrupts the uneasy… 
CastDafna Armoni, Aryeh Cherner, Michael Moshono…
LanguageHebrew | English   CountryFrance
CTC$18

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Ounie Lecomte
An impressive debut by French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte who, inspired by her childhood, recounts the emotional journey of a little girl aba… 
CastKim Sae-ron, Park Do-yeon, Ko A-Sung, Park M…
LanguageKorean   CountryFrance
DISC$PG

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Amos Gitaï
History in the Middle East is a complex mix of the present and the past. Then, there is also the personal and Gitaï is uniquely placed to reflec… 
CastAmitai Ashkenazi, Amos Lavie, Amos Lavie, B…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$18

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Daniel Monzon
A newly hired prison officer finds himself in the midst of a prison riot after an unforeseen turn of events. With the inmates around him unaware… 
CastLuis Tosar, Alberto Ammann, Antonio Resines…
LanguageSpanish   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Atom Egoyan
Catherine (Julianne Moore), a successful doctor, suspects her husband David (Liam Neeson), a handsome music professor, is cheating on her. To la… 
CastJulianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried…
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance
GALA$$14A

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Jan Kounen
Igor Stravinsky premieres The Rite of Spring at the Theatre Des Champs-Elysées, in Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is in attendance and is mesmerized. B… 
CastMads Mikkelsen, Anna Mouglalis, Yelena Moroz…
LanguageEnglish | French |…   CountryFrance
GALA$$PG

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Oscar Ruiz Navia
Treading a fine line between documentary and fiction, Crab Trap is a meditative look at daily life in a remote village on the Pacific coast of C… 
CastRodrigo Vélez, Arnobio Salazar Rivas, Jaime …
LanguageSpanish   CountryFrance
DISC$18

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Frederick Wiseman
In this veritable feast of a Mavericks session, documentary master Frederick Wiseman (Public Housing, Ballet, Titicut Follies) will present the … 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAV$18

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Susanne Schneider
Thirty years after giving her daughter up for adoption to join the terrorist underground in Germany, Judith is tracked down by her now adult dau… 
CastKatharina Schüttler, Iris Berben, Jacques Fr…
LanguageGerman | French   CountryFrance
DISC$14A

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Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Mari…
A global apocalypse is about to destroy all mankind. In a final quest, Robinson (Mathieu Amalric) sets out on a journey from France to Spain, se… 
CastMathieu Amalric, Catherine Frot, Karin Viard…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Manoel de Oliveira
Famed filmmaker Oliveira, who celebrates his 101st birthday this year, tells the tale of Macario's obsession with the enticing blond he spies fr… 
CastJúlia Buisel, Diogo Dória, Paulo Matos, Carl…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryFrance
MAST$PG

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Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra …
Film archivist Serge Bromberg uncovers a treasure trove of imagery from an unfinished film called L’Enfer starring Romy Schneider and directed b… 
CastRomy Schneider, Serge Reggiani, Bérénice Bej…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
RTR$PG

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Gaspar Noé
Controversial filmmaker Gaspar Noé (Irreversible) is back with a mind-bending journey that transcends life and death as he follows the exploits … 
CastNathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy
LanguageEnglish, Japanese   CountryFrance
VAN$18

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Dima El-Horr
From Lebanon, this is a striking debut about three women on the road to visit their imprisoned men. Mixing real politics and stark absurdity, El… 
CastHiam Abbass, Manal Khader, Raia Haidar
LanguageArabic, French   CountryFrance
DISC$18

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Haim Tabakman
A gay love story set in the heart of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem, where the belief that love conquers all results in societa… 
CastZohar Strauss, Ran Danker,Tzahi Grad, Ravit …
LanguageHebrew, Yiddish   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Tsai Ming-liang
A tableau vivant adorned with Tsai Ming-Liang's signature aesthetic portrays a special homage to the Nouvelle Vague and the Louvre, which co-pro… 
CastFanny Ardant, Laetitia Casta, Jean-Pierre Lé…
LanguageFrench, Mandarin   CountryFrance
VIS$18

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Christophe Honoré
Free Surprise Screening AMC 6 at Yonge and Dundas Saturday, September 12, 6pm-7:40pm Tickets will be distributed on a first-come/first serv… 
CastChiara Mastroianni
LanguageFrench | German | …   CountryFrance
YDSFree18

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Bruno Dumont
Hadewijch is a religious novice whose ecstatic, blind faith leads to her expulsion from a convent. Returning to her former life, Hadewijch rever… 
CastJulie Sokolowski, Yassine Salihine, David De…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Alain Resnais
From modernist master Alain Resnais comes a romantic adventure based around the simple act of losing a wallet. 
CastSabine Azema, André Dussollier, Anne Consign…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$18

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Raphaël Nadjari
This invigorating exploration of Israeli cinema draws upon numerous clips and engrossing interviews with filmmakers and historians. Part 1 cover… 
CastNaftali Alter, Mohammed Bakri, Haim Bouzaglo…
LanguageHebrew   CountryFrance
CTC$18

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Raphaël Nadjari
In the second of this two-part documentary, filmmakers and scholars explore the development of Israel’s film culture from 1978 to the present. 
CastNaftali Alter, Mohammed Bakri, Haim Bouzaglo…
LanguageHebrew   CountryFrance
CTC$18

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Terry Gilliam
North American Premiere This fantastical morality tale tells the story of Dr. Parnassus and his travelling show, the extraordinary ‘Imaginarium’… 
CastJohnny Depp, Heath Ledger, Jude Law, Colin F…
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance
GALA$$PG

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Raya Martin
Mimicking early silent films, Independencia creates a lush metaphor that plays with cinematic illusions and the cultural and mythical history of… 
CastSid Lucero, Alessandra de Rossi, Tetchie Agb…
LanguageFilipino | Tagalog…   CountryFrance
VIS$18

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Alain Cavalier
Filmmaker Alain Cavalier turns his personal grief of becoming a widower into a first-person subjective documentary that focuses on his diary ent… 
CastAlain Cavalier
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
VIS$18

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Keren Yedaya
In this contemporary Romeo and Juliet story from Tel Aviv’s fabled sister city, a young Jewish woman and her Arab childhood sweetheart grow up s… 
CastDana Ivgy, Moni Moshonov, Ronit Elkabetz, Ma…
LanguageHebrew   CountryFrance
CTC$18

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Danny Lerner
James Bond heroine Olga Kurylenko stars in this taut drama about a Russian illegal immigrant in Tel Aviv forced into violence even as she befrie… 
CastOlga Kurylenko, Ninette Tayeb, Henry David, …
LanguageEnglish | Hebrew |…   CountryFrance
CTC$14A

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Rachid Bouchareb
This intimate drama tells the story of two people, a Muslim man and a Christian woman, who are immediately affected by the July 2005 London bomb… 
CastBrenda Blethyn, Sotigui Kouyate, Roschdy Zem…
LanguageEnglish, French, Ara…   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Is it better to live with a bullet lodged in your brain, even if it means you might drop dead any time or would you rather have the bullet taken… 
CastDominique Pinon, Dany Boon, Yolande Moreau, …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
GALA$$PG

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Raoul Peck
A democratically elected “President” and his closest collaborators are getting ready for a state celebration. But in the morning of the event, h… 
CastJimmy Jean-Louis, Mireille Metellus, Sonia R…
LanguageCreole, French, Engl…   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Jaco Van Dormael
Jared Leto stars as Nemo, the world's oldest man. In 2092, humans have achieved immortality, thanks to advances in genetics and at the age of 12… 
CastJared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Linh…
LanguageEnglish | French   CountryFrance
SP$18

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Catherine Corsini
Suzanne (Kristin Scott Thomas) is a well-to-do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and s… 
CastKristin Scott Thomas, Sergi López, Yvan Atta…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Mia Hansen-Løve
When a hard-working, independent film producer finds that personal and professional pressures are too much, something has to give – and it does.… 
CastLouis-Do de Lencquesaing, Chiara Caselli, Al…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Jacques Audiard
A young Arab man, Malik, is sent to a French prison where he is cornered by the leader of the ruling Corsican gang. He is given a number of "mis… 
CastTahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif,…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$18A

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François Ozon
The French master returns with this unsettling tale of a rich, beautiful young woman who finds herself pregnant after her boyfriend dies of an o… 
CastIsabelle Carré, Melvil Poupaud
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$14A

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Dyana Gaye
In this sparkling and surprising Senegalese musical, Dyana Gaye turns a shared taxi ride from Dakar to Saint Louis into a confection that could … 
CastAnne Jeanine Barboza, Adja Fall, Umban Gomez…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DISC$18

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Xiaolu Guo
A rock-`n'-roll odyssey and hybrid of documentary, creative writing, visual poetry and cinema, She, A Chinese follows a young woman on a soul-se… 
CastLu Huang, Wei Yi Bo, Geoffrey Hutchings
LanguageMandarin | English…   CountryFrance
VAN$18

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Michael J. Bassett
From Robert E. Howard, the legendary creator of Conan, comes this tale of a savage mercenary in sixteeth-century Century England who owes the de… 
CastJames Purefoy, Max von Sydo, Ian Whyte, Pete…
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance
MM$14A

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Cristian Mungiu, Ioana Maria…
This film presents a series of absurd and ridiculous situations set during the repressive communist era in Romania. 
CastTania Popa, Liliana Mocanu
LanguageRomanian   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Elia Suleiman
This semi-biographic film, divided into four historical episodes, portrays the daily life of Palestinians in 1948 who were considered a minority… 
CastAli Suliman, Elia Suleiman
LanguageHebrew | Arabic   CountryFrance
CWC$PG

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João Pedro Rodrigues
In order to forgive and be forgiven for the slights endured over a long life as a transsexual club performer, Tonia devolves her body back into … 
CastAlexander David, Fernando Santos, Gonçalo Fe…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryFrance
VIS$18

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Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Pat…
An outlandish animation style captures the absurd wit and surreal adventures of plastic toys Cowboy, Indian and Horse. 
CastStéphane Aubier, Jeanne Baliber, Bruce Ellis…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MM$G

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Johnnie To
A father comes to Hong Kong to avenge his daughter, whose family was murdered. Officially, he’s a French chef. Twenty years ago, he was a killer… 
CastSiu-Fai Cheung, Johnny Hallyday, Sau Yuk Ng,…
LanguageEnglish, Cantonese, …   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Niki Caro
Set in early 19th century France The Vintner's Luck tells the compelling tale of Sobran Jodeau, an ambitious young peasant winemaker and the thr… 
CastJérémie Renier, Gaspard Ulliel, Vera Farmiga
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Marina Gioti, Jean-Luc Godar…
Personal expressions of historical and collective memory confront spectres from the past throughout this programme. With The Secret School (Gre… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryFrance
WL$18

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Claire Denis
A family of French expatriates living in an African country where they own a coffee plantation find that their livelihood is threatened by the o… 
CastIsabelle Huppert, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Isaac…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$PG

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Michael Haneke
Michael Haneke won the Palme d'Or for best film at this year's Cannes Film Festival for his film set in Protestant Northern Germany on the eve o… 
CastUlrich Tukur, Susanne Lothar, Josef Bierbich…
LanguageGerman   CountryFrance
MAST$18

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Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari
Shirin Neshat’s first feature-length film is based on a magic-realist novel written by Iranian author Sharnush Parsipur. The narrative interweav… 
CastNavíd Akhavan, Bijan Daneshmand, Shabnam Tol…
LanguagePersian   CountryFrance
SP$14A